I don't like seeing those tiny ads marching up the side of my vision either, but sometimes it's worth it to see a free movie. At least the damn things are relevant, though admittedly it's weird to see plugs for cheap funerals when you're watching the death scene in Romeo and Juliet. Instead of tearing your retinas out and feeding your blood to the Zune this holiday, why not learn how to build a potato launcher or a Tesla coil instead? Or go write some free porn for asstr.org, fer chrissake. This is the season for giving! SFBG
Annalee Newitz is a surly media nerd who will be celebrating the holidays by eating your brain.